Hey dude, where’s my solar ramp up?

Guest post by David Archibald The prognostications based on spotless days are now a distant memory. From here, given that the green corona brightness indicates that solar maximum will in 2015, the big unknown is what the maximum amplitude will be. We are now eighteen months into a six year rise to solar maximum. What…

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Off to the conference

I’m about to leave for ICCC4, which is predictably being billed as “denialpalooza” by our friends in alarmist world. Heh. Maybe smearapalooza might be a good label for their response. This year, the conference is in Chicago, and it appears to be the biggest yet. I’ll try to have some on the scene reports posted…

NIWA’s Kiwi Kaper

It should be noted that NIWA is not the official Meteorological Service of New Zealand. From their FAQs:  Is NIWA the Met Service? No, the MetService is a separate company which can be found at http://www.metservice.com. NIWA does perform climate prediction and monitoring services, however, but these are more long term. … and…NIWA is a…